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  • 10 most eyebrow-raising things seen at Eurobike
  • chipps
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    Chipps reflects on the best, worst and out-there inventions of the 2022 Eurobike Show (his 25th visit!) and the bike industry in general.

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    whatyadoinsucka
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    well i’ve bought two of those on ebay in recent years.

    – tyre mushroom plugs, recommendation on here; and the
    – 3d printed hope bleeding blocks, they are great, always thought hope should do them

    :0)

    Olly
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    any paticular reason that the mushroom plug is any different to using a regular inner tube patch on the inside of the tyre?

    thisisnotaspoon
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    @Olly
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    any paticular reason that the mushroom plug is any different to using a regular inner tube patch on the inside of the tyre?

    Usually tubeless patches are reinforced, or at least non stretchy so they don’t bulge through the hole and get punctured again.

    The pull through ones work on motorvehicle tyres as you ream the hole left by the nail or whatever out to about the size of the plug, so when slathered with glue and installed you’re left with a solid tyre without a hole in it, and it’s slightly more surface area for it to seal up (bear in mind car tyres are ~18mm thick). I’m not 100% convinced you’d get as much benefit on paper thin bike tyres, but it can’t do any harm as long as you snip it off flush.

    sharkattack
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    Yes, I would love a Canyon Sender with a similar paint job.

    radbikebro
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    Ok, it’s all very cool, now talk to me about those clear grips with Licorice Allsorts stickers

    MadPierre
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    Be interesting to see the price of the mushroom plugs vs the motor ones off eBay which I have successfully used on bike tyres several times.

    Will there be the usual “bike premium” ?

    tomhoward
    Full Member

    now talk to me about those clear grips with Licorice Allsorts stickers

    ‘Bout halfway down…

    Internet Rummagings – Queen’s English edition

    b33k34
    Full Member

    The pull through ones work on motorvehicle tyres as you ream the hole left by the nail or whatever out to about the size of the plug, so when slathered with glue and installed you’re left with a solid tyre without a hole in it, and it’s slightly more surface area for it to seal up (bear in mind car tyres are ~18mm thick). I’m not 100% convinced you’d get as much benefit on paper thin bike tyres, but it can’t do any harm as long as you snip it off flush.

    Be interesting to see the price of the mushroom plugs vs the motor ones off eBay which I have successfully used on bike tyres several times.

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    Similarly interested how much they try to charge. I bought some a couple of years back (I think they’re silly cheap, with most of the cost being postage) but I’ve never used one – on the main part of the tread where they’d be useful either the jizz has done it’s job or a trailside anchovy has held. The probelmatic holes are near the bead where a mushroom won’t help.

    rootes1
    Full Member

    Flat winter boots!

    matt_outandabout
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    Flat winter boots!

    ☝️

    rootes1
    Full Member

    also why do manufactures not get stuff like this in their websites to coincide with the shows, see a news article on STW, etc and head straight to their site to see more and then usually nothing…

    even just a bit of info.

    Northwind
    Full Member

    The new-and-exciting Lezyne plugs are going to cost as much for 2 as my bag of 20 cost me 5 years ago aren’t they?

    reggiegasket
    Free Member

    If the Classified hub is priced (fairly) sensibly then I can see it being a ‘game changer’ for the road market, and particularly racing types. 1x hasn’t taken off for racers, as the sprocket jumps were too big. Yet a single ring/Classified hub would be more aero, easier to accommodate a chain guide/retention system, yet still give a good range and small jumps, and easy to integrate into Di2 (which most Shimano racers have now).

    SpiderDan
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    Surely writing “Aircage” on it is a bit of a giveaway … or is that the point?!

    skipton_tim
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    idler pulley?

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